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Reviewed: 23 April 2011, 12:05 NZDT
Still current at: 20 June 2013
There is high risk to your security along the Cambodia/Thailand border and we advise against all tourist and non-essential travel to this area. There are extensive deployments of Thai and Cambodian troops along large areas of the Thai/Cambodia border. In February and April 2011 there have been violent clashes involving loss of life and injuries in the vicinity of Preah Vihear temple (adjacent to Thailand’s Si Sa Ket province and Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province) and in the border areas adjacent to Thailand’s Surin province and Cambodia’s Oddar Menchey provinces.
There is some risk to your security elsewhere in Cambodia due to an underlying threat from terrorism and we advise caution. On 2 January 2009 three small explosive devices were found and destroyed at two locations in Phnom Penh. In July 2007, three small explosive devices were found at the Cambodian-Vietnamese Friendship Monument in Phnom Penh. In November 2006, six people were arrested for allegedly plotting to carry out bomb attacks in Phnom Penh during the November Water Festival.
New Zealanders in Cambodia are advised to avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent.
There has been an increase in violent crime against foreign travellers, particularly in areas frequented by tourists and expatriates including the river front area of Phnom Penh, and at isolated beaches in Sihanoukville. New Zealanders are advised to be vigilant and maintain a high level of personal security awareness at all times.
There is a danger from unexploded landmines in many rural parts of Cambodia, particularly along the border with Thailand. We advise you not to stray off well used roads and paths. Mined areas are often unmarked.
New Zealanders travelling or resident in Cambodia should have comprehensive medical and travel insurance policies in place that include provision for medical evacuation by air.
New Zealanders visiting or living in Cambodia are encouraged to record their details with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The New Zealand Embassy Bangkok, Thailand is accredited to Cambodia
Contact details are
Street Address: M Thai Tower, 14th floor, All Seasons Place, 87 Wireless Road, Bangkok
Postal Address: PO Box 2719, Bangkok 10500
Telephone: +66 2 254 2530 Facsimile: +66 2 253 9045 Email: email@example.com
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1200, 1300-1630 hrs